Example sentences for: abstruse

How can you use “abstruse” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • As history grew more and more abstruse in the '60s and '70s, historians ceded the role of public intellectual to journalists.

  • The Arts section of the NYT reports on the debate over the accessibility of academic writing, which has been stoked by an Edward Said's article denouncing abstruse writing.

  • … A profile of Center for Biological Diversity leader Kierán Suckling details his successful environmental extremism, founded oddly on abstruse lit-crit theory.

  • I don't know whom I adored more: Billy Bob Thornton as a greasy hick with a whiff of Tales From the Crypt -style demonism; Nick Nolte, as a skeletal, gravel-voiced albino who could be John Huston after a decade of being eaten by worms; or Jon Voight, as a blind half-Indian whose portentous utterances are both full of crap and eerily abstruse.

  • The reason: an abstruse quarrel over abortion funding.


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